Alvaro 'Al' Ortiz, Houston Public Media

Alvaro 'Al' Ortiz

Houston Public Media

Houston, TX, United States

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Past articles by Alvaro:

11-Year-Old Salvadoran Girl Living In Houston Faces Deportation

The immigration lawyer who represents her argues the order of removal is based on a clerical error by an immigration court. → Read More

Texas Had The Third Highest Number Of Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities In 2018

The report’s author cites distracted drivers and the increase of SUVs as potential factors. → Read More

Study: Neighborhoods On Houston’s East Side And Inside Loop Susceptible To Gentrification

The analysis conducted by Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research looked at factors such as socioeconomic status and transportation options. → Read More

UPDATE: Suspected Shooter Found Dead After Officers Hospitalized

The officers work for the Office of the Texas Attorney General and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. They were serving a warrant for Daniel Trevino. → Read More

Attempted Arson At Mosque In East Harris County

The fire was quickly put out and there was minimal damage but the tires of the imam’s vehicle were slashed and investigators think the two incidents are connected → Read More

Man Flees After Shooting Involving HPD Officer In West Houston

The officer wasn’t injured and Chief Art Acevedo describes the suspect as an Asian or Hispanic male between 20 and 30 years-old → Read More

UPDATE: Valdez And White Are At Dead Heat To Become Democratic Candidate For Texas Governor In November

Andrew White has presented himself as the moderate candidate, while Valdez has ruled out a middle of the road attitude because she thinks Democrats are “angry” → Read More

What You Need To Know To Vote In The 2018 Primary Runoffs In Harris County

There are 13 races in the Democratic ballot, including the one between Lupe Valdez and Andrew White to become candidate for Texas Governor, and four in the Republican ballot. → Read More

Judge Delays Trials Of Terry And Chauna Thompson For The Murder Of John Hernandez

The lack of courtroom space for the high profile case has caused the re-scheduling → Read More

Road Closures Around Woodway Area On Friday Due To Barbara Bush’s Public Repose

FIND a map with street closures and detours in the story → Read More

City Of Houston Will Hold Event To Honor Barbara Bush On Thursday Night

The public is encouraged to wear pearls or the color blue as a tribute → Read More

UPDATE: Harris County Deputy Who Was Shot In Atascocita Is In Stable Condition

Another deputy who was struck in the head had to receive nine stitches → Read More

Together Juntos Caravan Comes To Houston To Inform About SB4

The organizers held several events in our city, which they consider the transition point for a second phase that will travel throughout the rest of Texas → Read More

Advocacy Group Uses Technology To Help Undocumented Immigrants At Risk

United We Dream launches an app that allows the user to create a personal network → Read More

Janitors For GRB And Other Houston Venues Will Earn $12/Hour By 2021 With New Contract

SEIU Texas represents the workers, whose new collective bargaining agreement also includes up to two paid days in case of a natural disaster → Read More

Houston Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce Event Highlights Educational Strides By Latinas

The Women’s Leadership Conference gathered more than 700 attendees → Read More

UPDATE: Houston Celebrates Legacy Of Councilman Larry Green At His Funeral

Mayor Sylvester Turner describes him as a "tenacious and passionate" public servant → Read More

Chief Acevedo Announces Changes HPD Will Make To Deal With Domestic Violence

Officers who respond to this type of incidents will have to request the presence of a supervisor in situations such as the suspect being at the scene → Read More

Attorney For Dennis Rivera-Sarmiento Asks HISD To Help His Client Avoid Deportation

The Immigrant Legal Resource Center agrees the school district should get involved → Read More

Attorney For Dennis Rivera-Sarmiento Asks HISD To Help His Client Avoid Deportation

The Immigrant Legal Resource Center agrees the school district should get involved → Read More